Dwyer sends Sporting to 1-0 win over United

Dom Dwyer’s seventh-minute goal gave Sporting Kansas City a 1-0
home win over D.C. United on Friday to move to the top of Major
League Soccer’s overall points standings.

Kansas City is two points ahead of New York and Portland, who
both play on Saturday.

United saw their winless streak reach 18 games and need to win
their season finale against Houston on Oct. 27 to avoid finishing
with the fewest wins in the league’s 18 seasons. So far it has won
three.

After Dwyer’s early goal, Jared Jeffrey nearly equalized in the
15th minute for United when he got free for a 1-on-1 at close range
but goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen held his ground and blocked the
shot.